Friday, May 13, 2014
Peter Suber is the Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Senior Researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and a non-practicing lawyer. His academic background lies in philosophy, and he gave up his position as a tenured professor 2003 to work full-time on open access. He was the principal drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, wrote the SPARC Open Access Newsletter for 12 years, and sits on the boards of many groups devoted to open access, scholarly communication, and the information commons. He has been active in promoting open access for many years through his research, speaking, and writing. His most recent book is Open Access (MIT Press 2012).